Just in time for the 2012 Republican National Convention, the Bowling Green Rotary Club took a look back at the election of 1912.
Dr. David Lee, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at WKU spoke to the Rotary Club today the 100th anniversary of that election.
He made some interesting comparisons between the politics of the early twentieth century and now.
"Our presidential politics are pretty much dominated by two parties. In 1912, that was not the case. There were four significant candidates who had an impact on the race and had a good chance, and the third party candidate beat one of the two major party candidates," said WKU Dean of the College of Arts and Letters Dr. David Lee.
The 1912 election had representatives from not only the Democratic and Republican parties, but also the newly formed Progressive Party.
Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, and Eugene Debs were in the running that year, but it was democrat Woodrow Wilson who won the presidency. Now only time will tell who wins this year.